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From Staffer To Freelancer

'If you're among the legions of journalists who have lost or will lose a job, this is your chance to make a change'

By John Pulley - February 17, 2009
These are edgy days for print journalism. An onslaught of cuts has shrunk news holes, slashed budgets, dismembered bureaus, curtailed ad revenue and whacked personnel with Sopranos-esque efficiency. Broadsheets have been trimmed to the point of irony. Swords of Damocles dangle from newsrooms' ceiling tiles. The industry's problems notwithstanding, I believe there has never been a better time to be a writer ...

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